Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 390

Table of Content: May 2011; 4(5)

May 2011

Application of system dynamic approach for water planning and decision making under water scarcity at Jwaneng diamond mine

  Business operations under water scarcity requires efficient water management to avoid disruptions to prolong lifespan of the water resources. One way to enhance effective water resource management is the use of approaches that study the system in holistically. One such approach is system dynamic approach. Thus, in this article, water use by mining sector in Botswana is assessed using system dynamic approach....

Author(s):   Sennye Masike  

May 2011

Landscape change (1930 – 2010) in a Mediterranean natural reserve

  Landscape diversity has declined in Europe during the recent (that is, post 1950) period of agricultural intensification with a tendency for the most progressive farmers to create the simplest landscapes. The object of this paper is to analyse the landscape of the Presidential estate of Castelporziano, a protected area located near Rome. In this territory, there are two SCI (Site of Community...

Author(s):   Fabio Recanatesi, Maria Nicolina Ripa and Antonio Leone  

May 2011

The Nigerian architecture: The trend in housing development

  This paper deals with the dynamics and challenges of Nigerian architecture in practice. The focus was on the trend and development of housing forms in Nigerian cities, the forces that have shaped and patterned their evolution overtime. Drawing on the divergent example of the transition from traditional to modern urban housing forms in post colonial Nigeria, the paper reveals that social changes, particularly...

Author(s):   L. S. Rikko and D. Gwatau  

May 2011

Regional analysis of urban-rural differentials in literacy in Uttar Pradesh, India

  The present paper is an attempt to analyse the trends of differential in literacy rate, spatial patterns of urban-rural differential and the relationship between differential index and selected variables of development among the districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. The urban-rural differential index is found to be high in the south-eastern part and it tends to decline towards western part of the state. The...

Author(s):   Siddiqui Shafiqullah  

May 2011

Making youth voices count in development programming in Makhado municipality, Limpopo province

  In South Africa, there is an increasing realization of the need for engaging youth when developing programmes meant to positively nurture them. Current youth development practices fail to reflect youth aspirations because of dearth of appropriate approaches of engaging them. This exploratory study sought to fill this gap and obtain the perceptions of school-going and out of school youth in Makhado Local...

Author(s):   J. Francis, P. Mamatsharaga, B. Dube and T. Chitapa